April 22, 2010
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This is one of my personal book collection. I bought this book last April 2005. It only cost about 20 pesos and I didn’t realized at that time that this is not the complete edition. Yeah I should have known from the title already. But I recently got interested in reading it this week and I’m disappointed that what I bought was an incomplete copy.
“From The Two Rivers” talked about the adventures of young adults Rand, Egwene, Perrin, Mat when they left their village after there was an attack by monsters called Trollocs. They only have Mistress Moiraine and Warder Lan as their guide and protector and a Gleeman, who wants to journey with them to Tar Valon. They were joined later by Nynaeve, the Wisdom of their village in Baerlon. They have encountered lots of enemies along the way including the Whitecloaks. The Trolloc army lead by a Half-men pursued them endlessly until they got separated. The book ended with Perrin and Egwene meeting the Wolfman.
Now that was one big letdown. I was so excited to learn more about what happened to them but I guess I’ll now have to buy the complete edition of Eye of the World I saw in National Bookstore.
April 22, 2010
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I bought this book about 5 years ago in April. I just graduated college and I was reviewing for the board exam. It is a habit of mine that whenever I go to the mall, I’ll visit bookstores and look for good deals. Even though I don’t have any idea about this book, I bought it anyway because it only cost 20 pesos. Very good deal. But I didn’t read it immediately and I just started reading it last week.
The book started slow. I guess this is the reason I didn’t instantly finish the book. After it ended, I noticed that the story was cut off abruptly and lacks a proper ending. Then it hit me that the book I bought was actually Part One of the Eye of the World novel. Yes, I saw the cover but I didn’t give it much thought since Eye of the World was the first novel of the series. All I considered was just to finish the book because I’ve had it for so long and I got to make it significant. Not just buying and discarding it thereafter.
I was wondering the other day while I was at National Bookstore that the Eye of the World paperback edition was thick and the one I bought wasn’t. That amount of pages couldn’t possibly fit the book that I have. It was probably written for young adults by dividing it to parts so that they can be read easily.
I was the edge of my seat when they were chased by Trollocs, Myrddral and were almost overrun by them. Now that really caught my attention. “From the Two Rivers” chronicled their journey out of their country. It reminded me of the Lord of the Rings series, which I really, really love. Adventures, friendship, courage, magic, trust and whole lot more.
The book gave me a peak of the world of the Wheel of Time series. I was a bit disappointed when it ended with Perrin and Egwene meeting the Wolfman. Yeah yeah. I only got the part one. But it definitely gave the series my attention. Now I have to look for the complete edition of the Eye of the World so I can continue reading about the adventures of Rand al’Thor, Egwene, Perrin, Mat, Warder Lan, Mistress Moiraine, the Gleeman and Nynaeve, the Wisdom of Two Rivers.